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got worse for the united states overseas today as anti-u.s. protests over the film that denigrates the prophet, muhammed, spread to nearly 20 countries now. the violence has erupted in what is really the cradle of the arab spring in cairo, where the ambassador was stormed. benghazi, the attack that killed four americans, including the first ambassador to die in decades. this was a somber day at andrew's air force base as the four americans came home, as the leaders of their government looked on. it is where we begin our coverage tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> reporter: to the mournful tones of "nearer my god to thee," the caskets came home, four public servants, arriving to the embrace of family and the secretary of state, brought together in grief. >> today, we bring home four americans who gave their lives for our country, and our values. >> reporter: four americans, the president said, who knew the danger and accepted it. they didn't simply embrace the american ideal, they lived it. >> glenn dougherty never shied from adventure, he believed in his life he
blasted israel and the united states today. his comments before the united nations general assembly, and they came on the holiest day of the jewish calendar. nbc's danielle leigh shows us the fiery speech that the u.s. boycotted. >> reporter: thousands of demonstrators stood outside the united nations in new york city, holding signs that read "liberty" and shouting out against iran. inside iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad did not mention his nation's controversial nuclear program. instead he accused big powers like the u.s. and israel of being bullies. >> translator: continue threats by the uncivilized zionists to resort to military action against our great nation is a clear example of this bitter reality. >> reporter: the comments prompted harsh words from israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu as he headed to the u.s. for a speech of his own. israel fears iran is building a nuclear weapon, and in response netanyahu has threatened military force. tuesday president obama pushed for a peaceful negotiation. >> make no mistake, a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can b
business, built around van heusen in particular and arrow, the two larges brands in the united states. then our sportswear izod, a major roll-out with jc penney with the brand there. continued strong growth in our department store base, particularly macy's. that brand continues to perform and regain positioning. >> jc penney is a battleground. people worried that perhaps they are not doing well on your conference call you made it clear stores within stores are fantastic for your future. >> you know, we think it is a great way to show case our brands. we have seen early results and i'm talking about very early. ten days worth of sales so far as new shops have gone in. we have seen good sales performance in those stores. ron johnson from jc penney has talked about the transformation he's taking the company through. clearly he's been up front about the rocky issues he's had to deal with. they have a clear path. we are being as supportive as we can with them, not only with izod but with van heusen. we are a big part of the dress furnishings business to move the consumer forward. >> do the
and leadership throughout the middle east that is morphing into this rage against the united states. so i think it is here. .i think from a political point of view, i think this is an area of strength for president obama that they thought could be put away as there was more of a focus on the economy. now, this question of american policy, accusations of american weakness in the middle east, all of those things are in play. and here comes those presidential debates to hash all that out. >> and governor romney has challenged the president's leadership in the middle east after the libya attack, trying to po will i ticipoliticize it. has it gone beyond the debate? >> well, we don't know yet. the reality is that president obama would be perhaps more of the defensive if it were not for governor romney getting so many criticisms for his statements this week criticizing the president even before the facts were not known and in the immediate wake of argue ambassador in libya. >> the republicans are not backing up. some have drawn parallels in the iranian hostage crisis under jimmy carter. is that a fair
our grounds are being attacked and being breached, that the first response of the united states must be outrage. >> the administration sent mixed signals to those who attack our embassy in egypt and mixed signals to the world. >> reporter: now the world waits to see who will be held responsible for the death of a diplomat. and back to the politics of it all. you know, even some republicans are criticizing mitt romney for jumping into this so quickly while events were still unfolding. and mara, as of this morning, are still unfolding in the middle east. >> all right, tracie potts. thank you very much. >>> new census bureau figures on income, wealth, and poverty for 2011 paint a bleak economic picture. median household income dropped 1.5% last year to just over $50,000 a year. that's over 8% lower than in late 2007 when the recession began. in contrast, income for the wealthiest 20% of americans went up 1.6% last year. 2011's income gap between the rich and the poor grew to the widest in more than 40 years. and while a proportion of americans living in poverty did not rise for the firs
the united states, calling for more democracy. now, there is an ongoing clash here as some demonstrators are trying to attract u.s. embassy, which is right on the edge of this square and you can see fear gas being fired from egyptian security forces trying to keep the demonstrators away from the u.s. embassy wall. a similar scene today in yemen, as an angry mob attacked the u.s. embassy compound in the city of sanaa a state department official says that all u.s. personnel that the embassy in sanaa have been accounted for and appear to be safe. another assault on a u.s. embassy, this time in yemen. protesters threw stones at the embassy walls in the capital, sanaa. they climbed the gate, set fires, and raised posters denouncing a once-obscure u.s.-based internet movie that portrays the prophet mohammed. personnel in yemen were reportedly moved to a secure location. in cairo, more clashes, but this time, it's egyptian security pushing back. they fired tear gas to drive protesters away from the u.s. embassy in cairo. and the new egyptian president rejected violence against u.s. diplomats in
, or is this something much deeper, a long simmering distrust of the united states? >> it's all the above. it's much long-simmering resentment of the united states. it has some legitimate reasons, but it's essentially a pretext, and it is not really about religion. it's about politics and world power. it's about what's taking place in these countries that are going through a tremendous complex, painful transition. take egypt, for instance, extremists and islamists with different interpretations of islam competing with the mainstream islamist group in egypt which is the muslim brotherhood. >> right. >> they whipped up frenzy against the movie initially, and then the president, who is very cynical, was looking to protect his flanks so he called for more demonstrations instead of containing the demonstrations or condemning them so what you have is a competition in egypt as to who is going to shape the future of egypt, and using this movie as a pretext. >> which raised the question. is this about the united states really at all, or is this about uncertainty in these people's own futures and their religious l
at the muslim reaction to an anti-islamist made in the united states. while reiterating france's protection of a freedom of speech, the foreign minister accused the magazine of pouring, "oil on the fire." >>> and now, here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in texas, split-second heroism by a police officer saved a woman after an alleged drunk driver plowed his car into a patrol car! the officer had stopped to help the woman when the speeding van crashed, sending the wreckage of the police car straight at the pair. both are recovering. >>> in florida, a school bus camera captured a violent confrontation. police say a mom went after a 17-year-old boy who had allegedly been in a fight with her son the day before. investigators say the mom chased the teenager onto the bus and then started pulling on his hair. she's charged with child abuse. >>> finally in kentucky, you can call this devotion. a mad dash by university of kentucky basketball fans who waited all night and then raced to find a place to camp out for three more days in hopes of landing tickets to the
and as i said the united states taxpayer had to step in and backstop those funds with a guarantee. we should never want to see that happen again. >> how do you avoid that at this point? people have money in money market accounts and they think it is money in the bank. when you say break the buck. explain what that means and what steps have you taken to ensure that won't happen again? >> sure. well, people do assume what you are saying is they put a dollar in a money market fund they will get a dollar back out but it is in fact a portfolio of investment securities and they fluctuate in value. so the $1 stable net asset value as we call it is a bit of a fiction. the money market fund may be worth more or less than that at any given moment as the portfolio securities fluctuate. >> mary, there have been so many events to ruin investor confidence. you can look at the flash crash of 2010, the software glitch in august. are toward safe? do you have the regulations and personnel to keep them safe? >> i think towainvestos tors are in our market. you think of the flash crash wesh immediately ca
children. the attack came a day after the united states said it was designating the haqqani network, blamed for a number of high-profile attacks on western and afghan targets in kabul, a terrorist organization. >>> illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. is back in washington, d.c., after being treated at the mayo clinic in arizona. jackson is spending the weekend resting at home with his wife and children. the 47-year-old began medical leave in early june. he is likely to be back at work on monday when congress returns from its summer recess. >>> and lots of kids get their hair cut so they look really good when they go back to school. however, in china, four brothers who are quadruplets had their hair cut so that their teachers could identify them. so, the kids now sport the numbers one through four on the top of their heads, corresponding to the order of their birth back in 2006. i don't know about that one, you guys. looks a little bit unfortunate. i don't know. what do you think? >> well, a tattoo would be permanent. >> well, there's only one way to find out. what do you say? come on, gu
. the united states won 98 medals, coming in 6th. overall. >>> and still ahead, out of the blue, something unusual fell from the sky, shocking one neighborhood near seattle and puzzling investigators tonight. >>> plus, the aftermath of wild weather on the east coast. and tomorrow, there will be no class for students in the nation's third largest school district. more than 26,000 teachers are going on strike. ♪ [ man ] excuse me miss. [ gasps ] this fiber one 90 calorie brownie has all the moist, chewy, deliciousness you desire. mmmm. thanks. [ man ] at 90 calories, the brownie of your dreams is now deliciously real. [ female announcer ] and now, try our new chocolate chip cookie 90 calorie brownie. >>> welcome back, i'm diane dwyer. well, today marks the second anniversary of the massive pg&e explosion in san bruno. the officials held a memorial at a park nearby. but some neighbors who survived the fire did not attend. arturo santiago has more. >> reporter: the city wanted to have the memorial at city park because it has a sculpture specifically for that purpose. a number of neighbors wa
for an internet movie made in the united states that washington has publicly and repeatedly denounced. >> the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and message. >> the protesters aren't listensening to that. authorities in cairo are erecting new walls around the embassy to prevent mobs from getting close. evidence in concrete of the growing divide between washington, cairo and beyond. there have been demonstrations against the offensive video in 11 countries so far. half of them in places where washington supported arab spring uprisings that toppled strong men who have formerly been u.s. allies. the arab spring has taken a dark turn. in yemen on thursday, protesters managed to break into the parking lot of the embassy destroying vehicles, smashing windows, even using a forklift to do more damage. no embassy staff was hurt. entering this volatile region now, the pope leaving rome today for a previously scheduled visit to lebanon. so far, there hasn't been any violence there. but today is friday, the muslim holy day of pr
with ford is not the united states where things are terrific and mark fields is on this morning saying a lot of good things. the problems are in latin america and the problems are in europe. i think the stock is just a hold, not a buy, not a sell. i need to go to gene in texas. jeanne! >> caller: yes, thanks for taking my call, jim. i'm calling about permian basin trust. >> the problem with all these is they are cutting back. a lot of them are cutting yield and distributions. i'm staying away from this group for now. let's go to sol in new york. >> caller: booyah from the big apple, jim. >> liking it. >> caller: with the recent drug approvals, what are your feelings on dndn? >> no, no, no. i don't like it. very cloudy future and crowded place. let's go to elvis in iowa. elvis! >> caller: booyah from des moines iowa. >> like it. >> i have a question about amarin, fda approval a couple months ago. >> as long as you recognize this is pure speck because this had a very big move. i will bless it only as a speck. >> i need to go to john in massachusetts. john. >> caller: big booyah, jim. trinity,
. that's his job. no one will do that. he's the nominee, president of the united states, he'll lay out the vision for the next four years. i do think it's worth reminding people which i tried to do in my speech and others did, what was the state of the country inherited? we're not out of the woods but not the global recession, deepest since the great recession, an auto industry about to collapse, the auto industry out and thriving. we had new numbers out in august showing again sales are up. on that clear choice mitt romney said i think he should go bankrupt. the president said not on my watch. clear difference. if we had followed mitt romney's strategy we would have lost those manufacturing jobs and ohio would have a lower unemployment rate. >> the president was recently asked to grade himself on the economy, his answer was incomplete, something he has said time to time over his four-year term. the voters gave him four years and the four years are about up. is it sufficient to say it's incomplete. >> i think his reflection, i think would be a true statement, until the middle class fee
in the united states has led to a wave of protests in the muslim world and many deaths, as well. the bounty offer came a day after at least 20 protesters clashed with politics in pakistan. >>> back here, the pacific northwest is on alert today over what's is being called the largest fire event for years. wildfires in washington state is burning out of control and the raging flames are only part of the problem now. the smoke is so thick, the air is being compared to a volucani eruption. doesz of people have been taken to the hospital for treatment. many schools are closed. people are being warned to relocate, stay inside or wear masks. there's no relief in sight. >>> federal official officials are warning consumers not to eat trader joe's valencia creamy salted peanut butter. trader joe's has pulled the product from its store shelves nationwide and posted an advisory. peanut butter's i.d. number is 97111. jars should be returned to any trader joe's for a full refund. >>> and the guinness book of world records has announced a new milestone. that music milestone by a south korean rapper that's
. that has more tweets than when the president of the united states came out in support of gay marriage which is one of the biggest hot topics of the past decade. it has more tweets than when beyonce, like the legendary beyonce, made her first tweet and even more tweets than when nasa tweeted out that we landed on the planet mars. >> wow. >> it's totally insane and going to be when we look back at the end of the year at one of the stories, that we're going to be like, wow, this was the story. >> a million tweets about it that night on "monday night football." >> it's insane. >> our last category is the it list, a couple of viral items. first up, this father. showing the pictures a little bit this morning. >> love this dad. this dad is so awesome. so, you know, we've been talking about more serious stuff and serious problems. the internet, it's all about the emotional connection you have with something, and these photos. how can you not like look at the photos and say this is so cute. like the pancakes this. dad is totally awesome. the cool thing about this is this is actually becoming a trend
to judge the worth and value of a man, the president of the united states, in this election. do we use the right criteria? >> no. you know, i think one of the reasons i got interested in doing this piece, kind of walking in obama's life, was it struck me just looking at it from afar that some of the problems that used to affect the evaluation of pro athletes pro sports has gotten over, sort of like how to separate out luck from skill and how not to blame, you know, assigning credit and blame where credit and blame is due on a baseball field, but we don't really do in political life, especially with the president. he's forever credited and blamed for things that he actually has often very little control over. >> you played a kind of game with the president where you said to him, mr. president, let's assume you're no longer president and i'm president, meaning you. >> yeah. >> what are the things i need to know about this job? and you took a few passes. >> i had to do it a few times. it took him a little while for him to get used to the idea that i was president. he didn't like that. >>
. >>> what would you do if you got the chance to meet the president of the united states in person. one pizza owner got a little excited when he met president obama. he gave him a bear hug and lifted him up. doesn't the secret service frown on things like that? >> i think he did clear it with secret service which is a good thing. >>> and matt, al, natalie and i take a turn choosing the music of the show. the sound track of our lives. put a lot of thought into it, lot of anxiety. today is my day. >> good news for carpenters. >>> let's begin with that news. public school teachers on strike in chicago. nbc kevin tibbles is there. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt, from a boisterous picket sign outside ray elementary school. for the first time in 25 years, chicago teachers have gone on strike after a weekend of negotiations that went right down to the wire. after days of nonstop negotiating, chicago teachers union made this late night announcement. >> we failed to reach an agreement that will prevent a labor strike. >> reporter: a strike by the city's 29,000 public school teach
reason to suspect they're in the united states illegally. critics who call the measure "show me your papers law" say it will lead to racial profiling. >>> two bank robbers are on the run after they allegedly kidnapped a bank manager and strapped what they said was a bomb from her waist. a bomb squad detonated the device which turned out not to be an explosive. fortunately no one was injured. >>> nbc tom brokaw was taken by an ambulance after an appearance on "morning joe." he complained of feeling light headed. nbc said that he's being evaluated at the hospital. >> dramatic video from china this morning. a young girl riding her bike became pinned beneath a bus after it went out of control and hit her. rescuers had to carefully dig beneath her head to pull her to safety. amazingly, she escaped unharmed. >>> now, we want to go to wall street with kayla tausche, at the new york stock exchange. >> traders expect a measured, not blowout solution to be announced. meanwhile here at home it a big week for jobs today. the number of americans filing for unemployment benefits is expected to fal
. >> will this conviction stick? in my opinion, we will end up .supreme court of the united states on this case. >> reporter: peterson's defense team immediately said it plans to appeal his conviction for savio's murder. >> it was hearsay evidence allowed un, unprecedented amount. >> reporter: now the friends and family of stacy say they want drew peterson charged with her death as well. >> no matter what, still have it pay the price for stacy. i still believe that's around the corner. >> reporter: peterson faces a maximum of 60 years in jail. illinois does not have the death penalty. he'll be sentenced november 26th. true to form he was overheard saying as he was leaving the courtroom, i guess this will ruin my christmas. matt. >> kevin tibbles in illinois this morning, kevin, thank you very much. kathleen savio's sister was in court for the verdict. she's with us along with her attorney. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> i'll get to the verdict in a second. you heard it. talk to me about what it's been like to sit in the courtroom over the last few weeks. >> i wasn't allowed in there much b
of my first term as president of the united states of america. and i will make it a top priority in my first year as president. >> so david, when the president says he didn't promise immigration reform as a priority, is he rewriting history a bit there? >> i don't think he said he didn't promise it as a priority, it was a priority, savannah. i was in a room in 2009 at the white house where he called together all the members of congress that supported immigration reform in the past, republicans and democrats, and he said let's lock arms and get this done, and every republican walked away because it became the policy of the republican party to walk away from immigration reform, so hopefully with the votes in november, people will say okay, let's come back to the table and get this done. but the president passed out of the house and out of the senate a dream act that was blocked by the minority of republicans in the senate on procedural grounds. he did move on the status of the dream act, the kids that were here, because their parents came here and through no fault of their own they got c
away. early voting by mail is under way in two dozen states. president obama meets with the united nations while mitt romney's camp is hoping for a fresh start. romney kicked off a tour of ohio this morning. romney wants to shift the conversation back to jobs and economy and leadership after last week's release of the secret videotape. he wants to focus on more tax information. he gave his taxes out. he is hoping to get back on the attack against president obama. >> you know, you can't change washington from the inside. you can only change it from the outside. we will give him that chance on november 6th. >> president obama releasing a tv ad blasting romney for criticizing 47% of americans who don't pay income taxes without coming clean of his own. the first debate is set for october 3rd. >>> international news now. a chinese factory that makes parts for the iphone 5 is shutting down. >> our scott mcgrew says it is hard to get details about what actually happened. >> it is. bloggers are saying the fight involved as many as 2,000 workers and interrupted they say after a foxcon guard
the perspective i have. >> reporter: ahead of his speech at the united nations general assembly today, president obama shared a private dinner with heads of state monday. republicans have seized on the fact the president hasn't scheduled a single one-on-one meeting with any world leaders here. but on monday white house spokesman jay carney pushed back. >> he's intensively engaged, as he has been since he took the oath of office, in matters of foreign affairs and national security. >> reporter: while most polls show romney trailing in california swing states including ohio where he was behind by five points and kicking off a bus tour today, romney told nbc news he remains confident. >> look, we're going to win. there's no question in my mind. we're going to win. polls go up, polls go down. there's some weeks i'm ahead, some weeks i'm behind. >> reporter: as for the president he's not ceding any ground. during a conversation by the first lady president obama hinted at a return to teaching after politics. >> first things first here. we do have an election ahead. the idea of being able to go around
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